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Best Way To Deal With Spam (Outlook Express)  
User currently offlineJoffie From Australia, joined Mar 2006, 886 posts, RR: 1
Posted (9 years 8 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 3699 times:

In the recent months, my primary e-mail address is filling up with an average of 12 spam mails a day. This may not be much compared to some, however I have tried blocking these people, but obviously they use a different address each time.

Are there any decent addons for outlook express to automatically move these messages to a spam folder?

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User currently offlineTriStar500 From Germany, joined Nov 1999, 4706 posts, RR: 39
Reply 1, posted (9 years 8 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 3699 times:

I can recommend Spamihilator - you have to "train" it from time to time, but it will filter out 95% of the spam messages.

Homer: Facts are meaningless. You could use facts to prove anything that's even remotely true!
User currently offlineJamesbuk From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 3968 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (9 years 8 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 3691 times:

Is anyone else getting this Stock spam now, asking you to buy stock from non existant companies?

rgds --James--

You cant have your cake and eat it... What the hells the point in having it then!!!
User currently offlineCFCUQ From Canada, joined Sep 2005, 712 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (9 years 8 months 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 3644 times:

Quoting Jamesbuk (Reply 2):
asking you to buy stock from non existant companies?

Yes, it started about the time I was communicating privately with several a.net members regarding the LAS meet last March. I believe an a.net member has had his (or her ) address book hijacked.

User currently offlineAjd1992 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (9 years 8 months 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 3644 times:

I get them, atleast 10 times a day. They don't even change to "unread" i delete them so fast. Wouldn't mind, on one of them they spelt "investment" wrong...

User currently offlineBigOrange From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 2410 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (9 years 8 months 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 3633 times:

Quoting Ajd1992 (Reply 4):
Wouldn't mind, on one of them they spelt "investment" wrong...

That's a deliberate mistake to avoid the spamkiller software. People select investment as a word to block and so the spammers spell it investmant.

My old primary email address had 471 emails in there yesterday since July 7th when I last deleted everything. I just check it online every now and again just to make sure there's nothing important in there!

User currently offlineSolarix From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (9 years 8 months 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 3623 times:

I use SpamAssassin (server side) and it catches about 99% of the junk. For the desktop I also recommend Spamihilator since its the easiest and most effective. Any spam that makes it to me gets reported to SpamCop using the Okopipi plugin for Thunderbird.

User currently offlineN231YE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (9 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 3611 times:

Check with your Internet Service Provider (ISP). My ISP already has a spam filter guard prior to getting to the mail server. If any goes through that, I have Symantec Norton Internet Security 2006, which includes anti-spam/anti-ad software.

PS...Beware of "phishing" schemes, which ask you to verify bank accounts, credit card numbers, and other sensible information.

User currently offlineNorthStarDC4M From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 3192 posts, RR: 34
Reply 8, posted (9 years 8 months 4 weeks ago) and read 3607 times:

recommendation #1, stop using Outlook Express, besides the total lack of spam/malware filters, it has major holes for security.

Thunderbird would be my recommended replacement, but Eudora, Outlook (the full thing)... bascially anything else will work.

recommendation #2, AVOID NORTON ANYTHING! Norton may be an easy solution, but it will cut your system's performance waaaay down. And then just try to get rid of it!

As for Spam killers... Spaminilator is a good choice, or SpamCAN though it requires more fine tuning.

Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.
User currently offlinePar13del From Bahamas, joined Dec 2005, 8717 posts, RR: 8
Reply 9, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 3596 times:

Poor mans solution found on www.fhcs.net/forums_posts/0000002a.htm
Set up a couple mail rules which moves all mail from persons in your address book to one folder, and those not in your address book to another folder. You can review them at your leisure then delete. I move mine to the Deleted Items folder so unless I review them right away, they get deleted automatically when I close outlook express.

User currently offlineKiwiTEAL From Australia, joined Nov 2005, 253 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 3580 times:

I use a remarkable product (developed in NZ!!!! of all places) called MailWasher Pro.

On downloading the program, it's intergrated with your ISP mail server, and allows you to check all your mail at the ISP source, and decide what you want to allow, delete - or "bounce" back to the sender if it is spam, before it even reaches your own computer. You can even click on the mail and view its "written" content (attachments don't show) to check if its worth having. Also, it has in built virus checking.

This way I have kept my incoming mail to exactly what I have wanted to go onto my pc. Questionable mail can be "reported" to the FireTrust/MailWasher site, and they take care of it from there.

The program cost me $35.ooUS, and I and others I've recommended it to highly endorse it. There are regular backups and news letters, and it runs very well.

Heres the link........ click on MailWasher Pro, and you can select a trial period if you want, but after 30 days or something, you will be asked if you want to sign up - but it is worth it. (I don't work for them btw!).


Last week I posted a link to a firey "redhead", and got a note from the Mod's who removed it, saying it was "advertising"????????? I hope that perhaps this link will be regarded as a "help" to the many of us out there that HATE spam, and want to find a way to stop it?

Only trying to help,


User currently offlineRobK From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2004, 4022 posts, RR: 17
Reply 11, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 3564 times:

I use OE6 and recently I've been receiving mammoth amounts of spam too. Previously I'd only get about a dozen per day and they could quickly be sorted using block and delete but now I'm getting a dozen per hour.

The worst ones by far are from random address @royalbankofscotland.co.uk and same at mail.ru. I figured I'd use the 'block domain' function on the blocked senders option but this doesn't appear to work and still get them coming through as normal.

The idea suggested above about only letting mail through from people in your address book is a good one if you only ever receive mail from those people. Unfortunately, I receive (wanted) mail from all over the world so it'd be useless for me.

For now I've given up with the block and delete function and just delete them instead and have done.


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